Happy Keti Koti!

Written by J.Monkey. Posted in Music Videos, Ya Heard?!?!


Published on July 01, 2011 with 1 Comment

Happy Keti Koti (Surinamese for ‘break the chain‘) day! July 1st marks the day The Netherlands, a big player in the global slave trade out of Africa, formally abolished slavery back in 1863. It’s a holiday in the former Dutch colony Surinam, and people of Surinamese decent living in The Netherlands also celebrate with Keti Koti festivals throughout the country. This Gravediggaz video (directed by Rza in 1997) to one of their greatest songs shows why there’s plenty reason to celebrate this. And there’s some kung-fu action to boot.



1982 was when Jaap van der Doelen aka J.Monkey shot his way out his mom dukes. A mere two years later he was already battling Big Brother and The Illuminati. Whenever he has time to spare from those efforts he writes (about music, mostly), hosts a radio show and designs graphics for a living. He lives in The Netherlands where he continues to be winning.

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  1. i live in Suriname and i am amazed this this is recognized by your site. i visit frequent but i shall remember this day thank you very much.

    greating Mr double B(rapper also)


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